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Life? or Theatre? [Download] ✤ Life? or Theatre? ➸ Charlotte Salomon – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Charlotte Salomon was a painter from Berlin who fled Nazi Germany in and spent the last years of her life at her grandparents home in the south of France Her grandmother s suicide led Charlotte to Charlotte Salomon was a painter from Berlin who fled Nazi Germany inand spent the last years of her life at her grandparents home in the south of France Her grandmother s suicide led Charlotte to paint a dramatized autobiography in an extensive series of gouaches In this autobiography, all the people that were important to Life? or MOBI :Ê her are brought to life in a special way her father, her stepmother Paula Lindberg, the singing teacher Alfred Wolfsohn, her fellow students and teachers at the Arts Academy, her grandparents The original paintings are in the possession of the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam.


10 thoughts on “Life? or Theatre?

  1. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    In 1943, as the Nazis intensified their search for Jews living in the South of France, she handed the work all her paintings to a trusted friend with the words, Keep this safe, it is my whole life I read and teach comics, so I was intrigued by a Goodreads suggestion some years ago that I consider Charlotte A Diary in Pictures, which features a sequence of 80 gouache paintings done by Charlotte Salomon in the years before she was murdered in Auschwitz, a kind of brief sketch of her life st In 1943, as the Nazis intensified their search for Jews living in the South of France, she handed the work all her paintings to a trusted friend with the words, Keep this safe, it is my whole life I read and teach comics, so I was intrigued by a Goodreads suggestion some years ago that I consider Charlotte A Diary in Pictures, which features a sequence of 80 gouache paintings done by Charlotte Salomon in the years before she was murdered in Auschwitz, a kind of brief sketch of her life story I call it a sketch, a selection, since she left over 1,300 paintings, many of them sequenced, numbered, annotated.https www.goodreads.com review showI also read Charlotte A Novel in verse from David Foenkinos the greatest or at the very least, the largest source for her life and work is her Life or Theater that functions as acomplete sequential narrative like a comic book or graphic novel, sure of Salomon s life than the aforementioned Diary It sthan 780 pages long, including a preface and introduction, references and afterwords It also features commentary and or dialogue for each painting, and sometimes mentions music that might accompany the text, making this document a multi genre, multi media performance piece It could be categorized as a singspiel or song play, kind of like a precursor to the operetta , although you read this, it s a book, of course, and there s no accompanying cd though I bet if she were doing it today she would include a disk She hummed songs while she painted, so she associates certain songs with certain paintings and times of her life.Mostly the painting narrative just documents her life With some fantasy elements Many of her family died in the camps Several committed suicide within the scope of her lifetime, too, so this tome deals with these issues, among many other things Family mental health issues become a focus Dear God, please don t let me go insane Charlotte She s suspected she wrote a kind of confession in a 15 page letter of poisoning her ailing Grandfather the letter was released in 2015 This act, if it happened, is alluded to in other things that I have read, but I am not yet decided about it I think it was never satisfactorily resolved Born in 1917, Charlotte died in 1943 She asked the question whether to take my own life or undertake something wildly unusual She chose the latter She made sense of her life in painting, an exhilarating demonstration of the power of art in the face of devastation It s breath taking in this format, the only option I have in the states, but I am quite sure I would prefer to see the paintings in person, which one can do at the Jewish History Museum in Amsterdam Even in large book format, some of the reproductions are less sharp than you want them to be But it s still an amazing accomplishment And the book is a great feat, a gift to the world.Here s some images from her work so you can at least get the feel of her style, at least s a film of some of the Salomon paintings that are housed in the Jewish History Museum


  2. E. G. E. G. says:

    Editor s Note Life or Theatre A play with music About Letter to Amadeus Daberlohn Notes on Charlotte Salomon s Letter to Amadeus Daberlohn Translator s NoteCharlotte Salomon s Letter to Amadeus Daberlohn Notes on the TextCharlotte Salomon, by Emil StrausHow Life or Theatre Was Received, by Jo l Cahen, Ad Petersen and Batya WolffIndex of Reproductions


  3. Lisa Vegan Lisa Vegan says:

    I thought I had already read this book after I saw the exhibit at the Jewish Contemporary Museum in San Francisco on August 30, 2011 I hadn t added it to Goodreads though and I was already a member Perhaps I was able to read only portions of the book at the time, so I reread reskimmed it so that I could rate and review it now I just noticed I shelved it as to read on 8 30 11 I think that I read much of the book while at the exhibit There were copies I thought I had already read this book after I saw the exhibit at the Jewish Contemporary Museum in San Francisco on August 30, 2011 I hadn t added it to Goodreads though and I was already a member Perhaps I was able to read only portions of the book at the time, so I reread reskimmed it so that I could rate and review it now I just noticed I shelved it as to read on 8 30 11 I think that I read much of the book while at the exhibit There were copies available We spent hours there but most of that time was looking at the art and the captions at the pieces and I am now assuming I wouldn t have had time to read the entire book For me, this is a full 5 stars worthy book I d remembered mostly the art and Charlotte s story but the text play is just as compelling and wonderful as the art I love this book I admire how Charlotte was able to take pain and turn it into art I love this artist s art I am interested in her story I was happy to revisit both It s a really heavy book so I was able to read it only when home I was not willing to carry it around with me It s a paperback but heavier than most hardcover books The quality of the art as shown on the book s pages is excellent The art content and their captions tell a fascinating and complete story The art alone does a lot There are also sections at the start of the book that are also fascinating and educational They re are text heavy but include some lovely and helpful and interesting photos and also some of Charlotte s art From the inside front cover of the book that precedes the Contents page The work that Charlotte Salomon entitled Life Or Theater figures among the 1,325 gouaches and transparencies owned by the Jewish Historical Museum This publication includes reproductions of 769 gouaches, thirteen printed pages of text and one transparency Only the unnumbered programme booklet JHM no 4155 and three unnumbered gouaches have been added At Gary Schwartz s recommendation the sequence of gouaches JHM no 4404 has been switched in contrast to the previous edition The numbering of these gouaches conflicts with the story s continuity All texts accompanying the gouaches are by Charlotte Salomon. Everything about this book is 5 star worthy The art, Charlotte s writing, the biography written about her and her time, which spanned from 1917 WWI to the middle of WWII 1943 It s just as chilling as it s ever been to read about what happened in the years 1933 1943, in this case how it affected Charlotte and her family and those she knew She was German Jewish but was living in France when she was captured by the Nazis As far as her biography, what most impressed me was how suicide and depression were rampant in her family members including her closest women relatives and ancestors, and she suffered from depression and contemplated suicide and she was obsessed with the family suicides, but she chose life When she was sent to Auschwitz at 26 she was 5 months pregnant She was gassed upon arrival If she d not been pregnant choosinglife she might have survived She chose life and then was murdered It s so sad Tragic Her father stepmother did survive and it was them being given her art play writings work that reminded me of Otto Frank being given Anne Frank s diary Her play autobiographical play personal and family and what was going on in Nazi occupied Germany socially historically takes place from 1913 1940 and is supposed to be set to music I d love to hear the music Some of the music in the directions is known to me and I could hear some of it in my head as I read When I decided to read reread this book I had planned to make a list of my very favorite art pieces in the book but I just couldn t do that Yes, I love somethan other, want to view some longer than others, but I d adored too many to list, maybe about half of them I will say that overall I liked the art earlier in the playthan the art later in the play I was a tad frustrated that I couldn t read the German words included in some of the art I was able to translate some of the words, though not nearly enough to understand what she was trying to convey with her words She was already an accomplished artist before she wrote this long piece I am interested in seeing all of her art and maybe in reading an in depth biography of her, her family, her contemporaries, and their places in history


  4. Jane Jane says:

    WOW A work of genius, Salomon s book is truly shocking in its intensity, its scope, its depth of rage and sorrow Think of Anne Frank as her lucky younger sister what Salomon suffered was unspeakably worse I cannot get Salomon out of my head This is as epic a tragedy as any play by Aeschylus or Shakespeare How I wish she d survived the concentration camps to make her life story into an opera or movie Someone should


  5. Deborah Schuff Deborah Schuff says:

    I bought this book based on the review in The New York Review of Books, and because the images within the review intrigued me I had never heard of Charlotte Salomon before this I was blown away by her paintings and her story This is the most incredible work I ve ever seen Not to be missed.


  6. Claire Claire says:

    Must be read by all, an unbelievable work of pure joy and unbearable honesty My heart and soul and spirit go out to her in the shape of one of her favorite reclining poses the one to be compared with Michelangelo What a phenomenal thing from a heavenly creature s arms.


  7. Kim Kim says:

    An early great graphic memoir art comics.


  8. Erik Erik says:

    The story was overly long and most of it didn t feel worth telling Some of the paintings had interesting layouts and colors, but most were pretty terrible I know this is a painting style but it feels incredibly amateurish.


  9. Miriam Miriam says:

    Een van de mooiste boeken die ik ooit heb gelezen Of eigenlijk is lezen niet het goede woord Er staan bijna 800 prachtige gouaches in.


  10. Ellen Ellen says:

    Fantastic and then you realize it is autobiographical Sobering Recommend.


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